The scientific study of what constitutes "the good life" forms the basis of this book. The contributors focus on cross-cultural comparisons of subjective well-being, analyzing the extent to which people across the world live by their values
"A Bradford book."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- Measuring subjective well-being to compare the quality of life of cultures / Ed Diener and Eunkook M. Suh -- Cultural syndromes and subjective well-being / Harry C. Triandis -- Individual psychological culture and subjective well-being / Charlotte Ratzlaff [and others] -- Self, the hyphen between culture and subjective well-being / Eunkook M. Suh -- Goals as cornerstones of subjective well-being : linking individuals and cultures / Shigehiro Oishi -- The pursuit of happiness and the realization of sympathy : cultural patterns of self, social relations, and well-being / Shinobu Kitayama and Hazel Rose Markus -- Genes, culture, democracy and happiness / Ronald Inglehart and Hans-Dieter Klingemann -- Money and happiness : income and subjective well-being across nations / Ed Diener and Shigehiro Oishi -- National differences in micro and macro worry : social, economic, and cultural explanations / Shalom H. Schwartz and Gila Melech -- Freedom and happiness : a comparative study in forty-four nations in the early 1990s / Ruut Veenhoven -- Age and sex differences in subjective well-being across cultures / Richard E. Lucas and Carol L. Gohm -- Perceived control and subjective well-being across Nations and across the life span / Alexander Grob